Archive - 2013
Richard D. “Gabby” Frey, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:36 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born April 19, 1928, in Cincinnati, the son of Virginia (Fisher)and Louis Frey, who preceded him in death.
On March 4, 1972, he married Ruth Ann Laine, and she died May 31, 2012.
Helen P. “Sis” Kill, 73, of rural Spencerville, died of a very sudden illness at 4:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Frances W. (Huber) and Earl O. Gaskill, who preceded her in death.
On April 29, 1967, she married Frank A. Kill, who died Sept. 8, 2002.
Karen Sue Wheaton, 72, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.
She was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Lima, the daughter of Lola (Fox) and Albert Lowry, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 12, 1970, she married Billy Lee Wheaton, who died on June 20, 2007.
Tormented with a disease interfering with her everyday life, one local woman says most people quite literally do not understand her pain.
Pamela Elliot, of Wapakoneta, suffers from a disease that causes constant and “excruciating burning and throbbing” facial pain.
“I was an outgoing person,” Elliot said about her life before the disease. “Trigeminal neuralgia made me a prisoner in my own body.”
Despite Wapakoneta City Schools recently approving a list of 140 open enrollment students from other districts, nearly double that number are leaving each year.
“It is a concern,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said there are a multitude of reasons why students choose to leave the district each year.
A first-time downtown event is hoping to attract thrifty shoppers looking for a deal on summer items, a Wapakoneta shop owner and event organizer says, as downtown business owners take steps to make room for holiday fare.
“Pickin’ in Downtown Wapakoneta” is a street and sidewalk sale sponsored by the Wapakoneta Antiques and Specialty Shops (WASS) and is to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
A statewide airport focus study now half complete is meant to help optimize investments in the future.
During a recent meeting in Findlay, Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh was briefed with an update on the study being conducted by CDM Smith for the Ohio Department of Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
For more information about the airport study, see the Friday, Oct. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
People may walk a mile or two for recreation or exercise.
On Sunday, a two-mile walk would help those in need of food as the 9th annual CROP Walk is held in Wapakoneta.
â€śLast year we had approximately 75 walkers and the CROP walk is not only to raise money for hunger locally and worldwide, but it is also to raise awareness about hunger issues here in the area and worldwide,â€ť said Wapakoneta resident Darrel Acker, who is organizing Sundayâ€™s event which starts and ends at St. Paul United Church of Christ.
More than 30 gallons of milk, 30 dozens of eggs and 300 pounds of batter produced approximately 5,000 pancakes for more than 1,700 people Thursday attending the 52nd annual Wapakoneta Rotary Club Pancake Day.
Lost in the dark and his owner thousands of miles away, one worthy dog found his way home thanks to a caring community and social media.
Gently bumping his nose against the people closest to him, Diezel, the 11-year-old blind husky, makes his way around by his sense of smell and the helpful guidance of those who care for him.
After accidentally leaving the gate open in the back yard, Diezel was lost.